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Urban Shield

Urban Shield

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Thomas M. MeninoFor Immediate Release For information, contact
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Press Office, 617-635-4461
**Community Advisory**
Mayor Menino Announces
Urban Shield: Boston
Simulated 24-Hour Public Safety Exercise
 Members of the Public May Hear Simulated Gunfire and See Police Officers Responding to Simulated Emergencies. ExerciseWill Consist of Several Events Throughout City and Region. No Danger to the Public.
On Saturday, the area will host
Urban Shield: Boston
, a 24-hour training exercise thatsimulates large-scale public safety incidents in the metro-Boston area.
Urban Shield: Boston
 will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and conclude at 8 a.m. Sunday. It will include personnel from theCity of Boston, (including Boston Police, Fire, and EMS) Metro-Boston Homeland SecurityRegion, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority(MBTA), the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals and UMass Boston, and the UnitedStates Coast Guard. This exercise will assess each team’s ability to successfully respond to, andmanage, public safety events and other emergencies occurring simultaneously throughout theBoston area.
Urban Shield: Boston
will run for a 24-hour period. As a result residents in the areamay hear simulated gunfire, observe officers responding to simulated emergencies, or seeactivity in the Boston Harbor. Each scenario will be run multiple times, and organizersurge residents not to be alarmed. There is no danger to anyone in the area, and exercises will be done in cordoned-off areas away from the public.

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